India’s gems and jewellery exports decline in FY18

Surat: The apex body of India’s gems and jewellery sector has predicted that the exports are likely to remain flat in this financial year due to weak demand in the overseas market and the Goods and Service Tax (GST) implementation in India. In the recently published trade data for FY18, the Gems and Jewellery Export … Read more India’s gems and jewellery exports decline in FY18

Milind Soman to co-judge the third season of India’s Next Top Model

Supermodel-actor Milind Soman will be seen co-judging the third season of India’s Next Top Model on MTV along with actress Malaika Arora. Milind says he is amazed with the evolution in the modelling industry. “It amazes me on how things have evolved in the Indian modelling industry. In fact we are almost at par with … Read more Milind Soman to co-judge the third season of India’s Next Top Model

They walk in beauty: A peek at India’s lesser-known pageants

Raj Chaudhari’s foray into pageantry could not have been more chaotic. He set up the Mr & Ms Maharashtra Fashion Pageant to flex his muscle in the talent scouting business. What he got instead was a half-empty event hall, a truncated show, hecklers, and two angry contestants — one of whom would not accept her … Read more They walk in beauty: A peek at India’s lesser-known pageants

High demand to increase India’s gems and jewellery export

New Delhi: Higher demand in the Middle-East and South-East Asia could help India’s gems and jewellery export grow this fiscal to about USD 42 billion, an export promotion body said today. In 2016-17, the export totalled at around USD 36 billion. According to Anil Sankhwal, Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) northern region chairman, … Read more High demand to increase India’s gems and jewellery export